FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Sydney Morning Herald:Glencore, one of the world’s biggest coal miners, has forecast its global output will fall by more than 25 per cent but its Australian mines will be among the last to close.Bowing to pressure from investors to set a net-zero emissions goal by 2050, the Anglo-Swiss giant outlined a new goal to achieve a 40 per cent reduction of greenhouse emissions related to its mines by 2035, based on 2019 levels.“Glencore will oversee a managed decline of its coal business,” the company states in its “Pathway to net zero” report. “As our assets in Colombia and South Africa come to the end of their economic lives, our Australian business is expected to continue to supply the high-quality coal required to meet ongoing global steel production and energy demand.”While the miner hinted at a big cut in future coal production in the coming years, the scale of the reduction has only become evident in its latest investor update.While Glencore had flagged a steep drop in this year’s output from 2019’s levels of about 140 million tonnes to about 110 million tonnes, the miner now says such a production scale will now be the likely total for each year out to 2023 and beyond. The slashed estimate amounts to 20-30 million tonnes a year “compared to our last longer-term guidance”, the company said.In the first six months of the year, revenue from Glencore’s sales of Australian thermal coal — the fuel used to generate electricity — was 23 per cent down from a year earlier.[Peter Hannam and Nick Toscano]More: Glencore takes axe to coal targets but says Australia will be spared Leading global miner Glencore announces ‘managed decline of its coal business’
September 24, 2020
Batesville 7th Graders beat Milan by a score of 46-35.Trey Heidlage led all scorers with 23 points. Austin Siefert added 5 while Luke Belter and Sam Haskamp added 4. Quinn Werner also had 2.BMS will next be in action next Friday, December 27th as they play Connersville at 9am for the St. Louis/Batesville Crosstown Classic.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Feller.The Bulldogs’ record is now 4-7 with a very tough loss in overtime 44-42 last night to Milan.1Q. 11-8 BMS; 2Q. 21-17 BMS; 3Q. 36-28 BMS; 4Q. 37-37.Isaac Barker had 22 points. Jayden Beal had a nice game and 7 points. Dylan Flannery had a big game for us with 6 points and some critical rebounds.Tristian Lamppert had 4 points and Lane Westerfeld had 3 points. We had 18 turnovers but everyone who played gave great effort! We made 10-13 free throws.Submitted by Batesville Coach Terry Giesting.
September 20, 2020
Chief executive Ian Ayre believes Steven Gerrard’s iconic status means he will always be part of Liverpool but the club want him to remain involved for the long term. Press Association The cost of the redevelopment has been funded internally by owners Fenway Sports Group in the form of a loan which will be paid back over five years. Ayre also expects new sponsorship opportunities to be generated by the stand with the possibility of naming rights for all or parts of the stand likely. And while crippling debt under the previous regime of Tom Hicks and George Gillett took the club to the brink of administration, there will be no impact on squad strengthening. “The funding has been put in place by the owners, we haven’t gone outside, and it will come in as a loan and that is great news because it minimises the cost and allows us to move very quickly,” he added. “It is an effective way rather than going to a bank and paying escalating interest prices. “It shouldn’t affect squad development as we built this economic model on the basis it was important to find a solution where we could maintain our level of investment throughout the build. “It can only improve once the construction is finished and the money is paid (off) then it is additional revenue so it is additional revenues to invest in the team. “It shouldn’t have any negative effect on investment in the football team. “That is why we do this. We obviously want more of our fans to come through the door each week but we want to compete at the highest level with our biggest competitors. “They have a bigger capacity and therefore bigger revenue so can invest bigger amounts so this is one of the final pieces in the jigsaw for us.” There have been protests at Anfield over ticket prices in recent weeks but Ayre insisted the new development would allow for a greater spread of prices. “We have said all along we recognise there needs to be some affordable pricing and tickets in the stadium – that is the case today and maybe there can be more of that,” he added. “It is about finding the right balance as transfer fees and wages are going up.” Ayre also confirmed the Hillsborough Memorial would be placed into storage and a temporary feature installed at the stadium until construction is completed. The 34-year-old captain is currently deliberating over the offer of a new contract to extend his stay beyond this summer when his current deal runs out. However, because the former England international has not immediately agreed to the offer, speculation has begun about whether he will still be at Anfield come next season. Ayre insists the club want him to remain and he expects the player’s legacy to live on. “We have a fantastic dialogue with Steven and his representatives,” said the Reds chief executive, speaking at an event to announce the £100million redevelopment of Anfield’s Main Stand will begin on Monday. “We have made an offer to Steven and we have to be respectful to him and where he is in his career. There is no pressure from our side. “The one thing I can say is he will always be a part of this football club whatever his decision. “He is an iconic part of this football club and we want to see him here for many years – and that is not just about his playing career. “He has been a fantastic servant to this football club and we don’t expect that to change. “If you ask Steven Gerrard he will say he wants to be here as long as he can.” While Ayre remains hopeful Gerrard will still be around to see the opening of the new stand with its 8,500 extra seats in the 2016-17 season, he stressed the expenditure on the infrastructure would not impact on manager Brendan Rodgers’ spending plans in the future.